How much does dental bonding cost in Nigeria? Going for a teeth bonding procedure in Nigeria, the cost.
Composite bonding (also known as tooth bonding or dental bonding) offers a solution for minor damage or gaps in teeth. Bonding is usually used for filling chips, fractures or gaps between teeth, or for fixing discolouration. A composite resin is attached to a tooth and shaped to restore its original appearance 💙
Teeth bonding is an option that can be considered:
➡️To repair decayed teeth (composite resins are used to fill
➡️To repair chipped or cracked teeth
➡️To improve the appearance of discoloured teeth
➡️To close spaces (gaps) between teeth – treat diastema
➡️To make teeth look longer
➡️To change the shape of teeth
➡️As a cosmetic alternative to amalgam fillings
➡️To protect a portion of the tooth’s root that has been exposed when gums recede..
The whole processes, procedures, advantages, and risks of dental bonding are well discussed in this passage titled: Dental Bonding; the Drill-less Practice – written by LANE ENDS DENTAL PRACTICE. Take your time and read it carefully to understand every details.
“Over time, daily habits can take a toll on the health of our teeth, causing them to become damaged or weakened. This can lead to a variety of cosmetic and functional issues including chips, cracks, and discolouration or staining. For patients who wish to correct these issues, but do not want to undergo more invasive treatments, such as the placement of porcelain veneers, dental bonding is a welcomed solution.
This simple procedure involves applying a tooth-coloured resin to the natural teeth in order to conceal imperfections. Dental bonding can also be used to lengthen the teeth or fill in gaps to give a unified, attractive look. As there have been amazing developments over recent years in tooth coloured filling materials and the adhesives used with this material. A wide variety of problems can be fixed with this material.
Composite bonding is direct veneering whereby tooth coloured, the composite filling material is applied to your teeth in the surgery. It will change the shape, and contour of your teeth to improve your smile. It is less destructive to your teeth than indirect veneers and crowns. Composite bonding can be quicker and less expensive than laboratory-made products.
Sometimes, the teeth don’t form fully and have less than ideal shape and bonding can be used to correct this without progressing to a veneer or crown. Dental bonding can also be used to close spaces between teeth or to build up worn teeth and this is invariably successful with a very natural appearance.
Composite tooth bonding can even be used in some circumstances over the whole front surface of a tooth – this is called a composite veneer and allows the dentist to change the surface of a tooth in just one visit. It is not unusual for this procedure to be performed without the need for a local anaesthetic.
Dental bonding is virtually pain-free and is also beneficial in that it leaves as much of your natural tooth intact as possible. Once a proper tooth bonding resin colour is selected, the tooth is prepared for dental bonding. This is done by “scuffing” the surface of the tooth and then adding a special liquid to give the dental tooth bonding resin a proper surface to adhere to.
Once prepped, the dental bonding resin is applied and formed to the appropriate shape. A powerful light is used to harden the tooth bonding composite resin material. The tooth bonding is then polished and made to match your other teeth.”
The cost of dental bonding in Nigeria will vary depending on the type of aesthetic procedure that you have, the dentist, the materials used and the complexity of the individual case (may require some tests like dental X-ray before the procedure). The cost of dental bonding in Nigeria is around #20,000 – #35,000 naira in government hospitals like teaching hospitals, general hospitals and federal medical centres while in private hospitals, dental bonding price is around #30,000 – #50,000 Naira. Just like other aesthetic procedures, dental bonding is not covered by NHIS.
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